Sports

Thu
14
Nov

"Tigers throw often in Bloomington win to prepare for playoffs" by: Mike Reddell

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Tidehaven quarterback Blake Garcia (7) looks for a receiver against Bloomington.

   After defeating Bloomington in a regular-season finale last Friday, the Tidehaven Tigers will play the Johnson City Eagles in La Vernia in the first round of the UIL Division 3A-2 playoffs this Friday.  
   The Tigers (5-5, 4-2) had 461 yards of total offense in their 52-0 shutout of Bloomington.  
   Tidehaven’s passing game accounted for a lot of that – quarterback Blake Garcia was 15-23 for 337 yards and six TDs. Garcia also had a team-high 45 yards rushing on five carries. 
   Tiger wide receiver Mason Perales was Garcia’s main target, catching seven passes for 175 yards and two TDS. 

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Thu
14
Nov

"Kayak camping promises big adventures" By Willie Younger MCBNC Water Activities Coordinator

   Exploring waters and waterways by paddle craft can prove to be an immensely enjoyable approach to meeting a variety of objectives. 
   The alluring possibilities include, but are not limited to, wildlife observation, fitness, fishing, adventure racing, exploration, along with relaxing solitude and/or social interaction. 
   When kayak camping, everything one requires in order for overnighting along an isolated shore must be carried in, and on, their smallish, Eskimo-style watercraft. 
   So, the Matagorda County Birding Nature Center (MCBNC) has scheduled a workshop designed to equip outdoors enthusiasts with the extensive know-how needed to comfortably and safely enjoy overnight excursions to remote and/or primitive waterfront locations adventurously accessed by kayak. The topics to be covered, in depth, include:
Thoughtful selecting gear, clothing, kayaks, food, campsites and companions.

Thu
14
Nov

Wellness Matagorda fun run draws participants from all county high schools

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Runners and walkers take off Saturday morning, Nov. 9, for Wellness Matagorda’s Invest in Wellness 5K or 10K in honor of Veterans Day. In the 5K competition, the winners were: first, Emily Schnider, 21:49; second, Mario Lara, 23:58; and Cody Stansberry, 23:59. The 10K winners were: first, Jason Lewis 39:24; and second Gabriel Varga, 44:15. Wellness Matagorda’s fun runs have raised money for the Hike and Bike Trail behind BCHS and the FEMA Dome at MRMC. Proceeds now go for the proposed aquatics center. It’s important to note, Wellness co-chair Loy Sneary said, that all four Matagorda County high schools - BCHS, Van Vleck, Tidehaven and Palacios - were represented at Saturday’s run and showing support for the center.

Thu
07
Nov

"Blackcats weigh season-ending defeat to Ricebirds" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Senior Blackcat quarterback Carlos Lara picks up yardage with Ricebird defenders in pursuit.

After closing out a winless season and a 40-14 loss to longtime rival El Campo, Head Blackcat Coach Patrick Matthews said the coaches now will turn to evaluating the team – both coaches and players.
   “I thought it was a tough season, but I believed the kids were very resilient week in and week out,” Matthews said.
   The 100th consecutive meeting between Bay City and El Campo was played for the last time in Memorial Stadium. The game will be played in a new Memorial Stadium next year.
   Bay City looked impressive in the first half – holding a 14-13 lead at halftime – but fell hard in a third-quarter that began a downward spiral.

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Thu
07
Nov

"Playoff-bound Tidehaven overwhelms Ganado Indians" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Malinda Reddell
Tiger quarterback Blake Garcia (7) had a game-high 122 yards rushing against Ganado and two touchdowns.

Paced by Tiger quarterback Blake Garcia’s 225 yards rushing – including two touchdowns - Tidehaven overwhelmed District 14-3A-2 opponent Ganado 45-28 at home last Friday.
   The win places Tidehaven third in the district and playoff-bound.
   The Tigers will round out their regular season this Friday at Bloomington.
   In addition to his ground game, Garcia was 7-11 passing for 122 yards and two touchdowns.

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Thu
07
Nov

"Leopards dominate Bobcats" By John Hoffman Special to the Sentinel

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Sophomore Leopard running back Brown (10) looks for an opening against Bloomington.

   The Van Vleck Leopards used a late first-half touchdown to stretch a tight game and then followed up with a dominating second half en route to a 47-6 victory over the Bloomington Bobcats last Friday night.
   After a scoreless first quarter, the Leopard offense began to get things rolling. Van Vleck took a drive from their own 30-yard line and went to work behind the running of Sam Bree. 
   Bree broke off a 25-yard run to begin the drive, and followed it with a 15-yard run on his next carry. 
   Three plays later, Bree took it up the middle from 19 yards out for the first score of the night. 

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Thu
07
Nov

BCHS sports briefs

Ladycats claim bi-district crown
    The Bay City High School Ladycats defeated the Booker T. Washington Eagles for the bi-district volleyball Playoffs game Monday, Nov. 4. 
   Outstanding players were: 
   Patricia Waddy 10 kills
   Renata Dominguez 12 Kills
   A’mayah Payton 9 digs
   Micheala Brown 3 aces 
   Alexis Monroy led the Ladycats with over 30 assists. 
   “Monroy (starting setter) has proven to be a young yet, worthy leader on the floor,” said Ervette Powell, head BCHS volleyball coach. 
   “She is a true captain who continuously grows each game. Alexis Monroy lead her team to victory in Monday’s game against the Eagles. 
   Scores from Monday night: 25-10, 25-9, 25-18, 25-15 
   The Ladycats were to play the winner of Tuesday night’s game between Tarkington High School or  Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School for round 2 of the playoffs to advance in round 3. 
   Location and Date TBA.

Thu
07
Nov

"BCHS inducts 8 into Blackcat Hall of Fame" By Allison Sliva BCISD Communications

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
From left: Becky Cook and Dianne Sharer, daughters of inductee Buddy Barrett; Coach Darin Dabelgott; David Barrett, son of inductee Buddy Barrett; Perrylon Eaton-Bell; Carolyn Harris Delano; Superintendent Dr. Marshall Scott III; family members of inductee Carl “Cake” Jackson mother Faye Jackson, sister Jacqueline Jackson, sister Marilyn Cross and brother-in-law Joe Cross; Fentress Cathey, niece of inductee Paul Cathey; Ricky Parker Sr. and his daughter Kari; Michael Ray and his daughter Bri Ray, wife Lynette Ray, daughter Joelle Ray, mother Joyce Ray, daughter Tenika Ray and grandchild Emerson.

   The Bay City ISD Blackcat Hall of Fame inducted eight members at a football game halftime ceremony on Nov. 1. 
   The Hall of Fame was established in 2001, and is located in the foyer of the Bay City High School coaches’ upstairs office area in the gym complex. 
   To date, 139 former BCHS and Hilliard School athletes and coaches have been accepted for inclusion in the Blackcat Hall of Fame.
   Inductees include:
  •     Buddy Barrett, BCHS Class of 1953: Buddy was a standout athlete in football, basketball and baseball, and was named to the All-State Football second team. 
   He played football and baseball at Wharton County Junior College. He was honored posthumously as he died in 1986.
  •     Paul Cathey, BCHS Class of 1975: Paul excelled in basketball. 
Thu
31
Oct

"Bay City, El Campo face off in 100th consecutive game" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Senior Blackcat quarterback Carlos Lara hands off to senior running back Isaac Tilotta (24).

   Bay City will face El Campo here Friday night in one of Texas’ oldest football rivalries in the Blackcats season finale.
   “Well, you know it will always be an honor” to be part of this week’s 100th consecutive football game that part of a 116-game rivalry, Blackcat Head Coach Patrick Matthews said. 
   “It’s a rivalry that everyone looks forward to because of its long history,” the coach added.
   “The players look forward to it. With El Campo there is elevated excitement.”
   Last year, Bay City “found a formula to get a win.” 
   “Hopefully we will be a spoiler and get consecutive wins back-to-back.”
   While the fortunes of the Blackcats (0-5, 0-8) and Ricebirds (3-1, 7-1) have gone in different directions this season, the trappings of the rivalry that dates to the early years of the 20th century can’t be discounted.

Thu
31
Oct

"Penalties hurt Tigers against Schulenberg; Ganado up Friday" by: Mike Reddell

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Tiger quarterback Blake Garcia, pictured in an earlier game, had a team-high 185 yards rushing against Schulenberg.

   Tidehaven has the chance to move up the District 14-3A-2 playoff ladder when it hosts Ganado Friday night.
   The Tigers (2-2, 3-5) are fourth in the district rankings behind the third-place Ganado Indians (3-1, 6-2).
   A fourth place finish in district qualifies as the final playoff berth 
   Tidehaven is coming off a close, 22-19 loss to the district’s second-place team, Schulenburg, in a game the Tigers led going into the fourth quarter.
   Ganado defeated Van Vleck last week in a 35-8 contest.
   “This week, we play one of the hottest teams in 3A in Ganado,” said Tiger Head Coach David Lucio. 
   “They are very good on both sides of the ball.” 
   Against Schulenburg, Tidehaven had 341 total yards, including 290 yards rushing and 51 yards passing.
   Schulenberg had 265 total yards – 181 yards on the ground and 84 yards in the air.

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